Run for Missoula

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

 

The Mission of Run Wild Missoula is to promote and support running and walking for people of all ages and abilities.  In the time of COVID, it has become a challenge to provide the opportunities in a safe format.  As many runners and walkers have found, Virtual Events help fill that void.  Our Run for Missoula Virtual Race Series will provide an incentive for you to keep training, a reason to hold yourself accountable, and a reason to #LaceEmUp and get out the door.

One of our Core Values is to give back to the community in meaningful ways.  To that end, a portion of the proceeds from this series will be distributed to a variety of local nonprofits and community partners.  Hence - Run for Missoula.  In addition, you'll be able to make optional donations to any of our partners to make an even bigger impact.  (See below for a full list of events and our partners.)

We encourage you to take part and Run for Yourself while you Run for Missoula.

The Run for Missoula Virtual Race Series is presented by Run Wild Missoula and Clearwater Credit Union.

 

Cost: processing fee not included in price

  • $15 per month/event
    • You decide which months you would like to complete and which organizations you would like to support
Race Swag:
  • Complete & Record your results and receive a custom item to commemorate your activity - aka a trophy!
    • What's your trophy?  Each race will have its own custom 3" X 4" full color refrigerator magnet
  • Collect one trophy for each distance completed & recorded
  • Note: You must complete the distance and upload your results in order to receive your trophy
  • Trophies will be mailed out after the completion of each month's distance
Run Wild Missoula Members: Each month will count as a race towards your 2020 Racemakers and Run Wilder tally!  Earn up to four races with this series!
  • Complete all four months and receive a bonus credit for Racemakers and Run Wilder!  That's 5 Racemaker credits!
Race Routes:
  • You can complete the designated distance each month anywhere and anytime within the one week time frame listed below (specific to each month)
    • Running on a designated route in Missoula is NOT required.
  • Looking for a more competitive option? Complete the designate Strava route in Missoula
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page for more information about Strava segments and awards
Results:

NOVEMBER | Autumn Amble

Beneficiary: Missoula Food Bank & Community Center
Funds will be used to help Missoula community members in need during the holiday season.

Distance: 6.2 Miles / 10K
Click Here for Strava Route

Week to Complete: November 16th through 22nd
Must register by November 15th at 11:59 PM
Must upload your results by November 23rd


DECEMBER | Snowy Stride

Beneficiary: United Way of Missoula County
Funds will be used to help Missoula community members in need during the holiday season.

Distance: 7.44 Miles / 12K
Strava Route Coming Nov 30

Week to Complete: December 14th through 20th
Must register by December 13th at 11:59 PM
Must upload your results by December 21st

AUGUST | River City Ramble

Beneficiary: Missoula Downtown Foundation
Funds will be used to support the needs of downtown businesses who are struggling due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Distance: 4 Miles / 6.45K
Click Here for Strava Route

Week to Complete: August 24th through 30th
Registration Closed August 23rd at 11:59 PM
Must upload your results by August 31st

OCTOBER | Wicked Wander

Beneficiary: University of Montana Physical Therapy Student Association
Funds will be used to assist Physical Therapy students with opportunities to enhance their educational experience.

Distance: 3.1 Miles / 5K
Click Here for Strava Route

Week to Complete: October 12th through 18th
Must register by October 11th at 11:59 PM
Must upload your results by October 19th

Wicked Wander is sponsored by Clearwater Credit Union and Endurance Physio

Registration for the Four Pack for Missoula closed on August 23rd at 11:59 PM

Support all four beneficiaries by pre-registering for all four months and receive a $10 discount!  The Four Pack for Missoula will auto-magically register you for the River City Ramble, Wicked Wander, Autumn Amble, and Snowy Stride.  Complete each month's designated distance and receive all four commemorative 3" by 4" full color refrigerator magnets.

Must register by August 23rd at 11:59 PM to receive $10 discount.


Are there prizes beyond the trophies? 
Random drawings will be conducted throughout the race series with gift cards and prizes from local businesses!  Winners will be drawn at random from the list of uploaded results.

Feeling a bit more competitive?  Check out what we have on Strava!

  • Each month will have a designated Strava course and segment to complete
  • Complete the segment in the fastest time among registered participants and win a gift card
    • Fastest male and fastest female will each win
  • Can you be the fastest all four months?  An extra prize will be awarded to the fastest cumulative time over all four events.
    • Fastest male and fastest female will each win
As outlined in the race waiver & acknowledgment, entry fees for these events are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.  To view the RWM race cancellation policy, click here.

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